Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) key role is to build and facilitate partnerships to reduce suicide, bringing together Not-for-Profits, Governments, Primary Health Networks, business, community and lived experience to make a collective impact.
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National Suicide Prevention Research Fund
SPA is the independent leadership body tasked with facilitating a research environment that improves the way we map gaps in current knowledge and strengthen Australia’s research capability.
SPA shares their grave concerns "about the damaging impact that the national dialogue on the issue of marriage equality is having on our communities" and the fact that “we are already witnessing a rise in the levels of stress and anxiety within LGBTI communities.”
Yesterday I attended Mental Health Australia’s Parliament Advocacy Day. Alongside Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) Members and friends, I used this platform to add to the growing momentum for ourStrategic Framework for Suicide Prevention. It is essential that suicide prevention remains a key priority on the mental health agenda and that development and implementation of this national plan happens as a matter of urgency.
“With ABS data telling us that that suicide has increased 43% in ten years, we commend our colleagues from Lifeline for sharing the call from everyday Australians to put a plan in place to turn around this heartbreaking upwards trend devastating individuals, families and whole communities.”